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Women’s Basketball Notebook

November 1, 1998

NATIONAL RANKINGS-Clemson finished the 1997-98 season ranked 14th in the Associated Press poll. The number 14 ranking in the Associated Press poll tied the Clemson school record for the highest ranking in the final Associated Press poll. The 1996 team also finished 14th in the final Associated Press poll. The Lady Tigers also finished ranked 21st in the USA Today poll.

PRESEASON HONORS-Clemson’s Itoro Umoh is one of the pre-season Naismith Award Candidates. Teammate Amy Geren is a preseason All-America candidate as selected by Street and Smith’s Magazine.

PRESEASON RANKINGS-Clemson is ranked in several preseason polls. The following are the outlets and where Clemson is ranked:

Basketball News – 24th Dick Vitale’s College Basketball – 16th Lindy’s College Basketball – 17th Sporting News College Basketball – 21st Women’s Basketball Journal – 22nd

HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS WINS 250th CAREER GAME-Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis won his 250th game with a 85-68 win over Florida State on February 27. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 252-118 record. He has a 233-110 record at Clemson after 11 seasons. Davis spent one season, 1986-87, at Middle Tennessee State and compiled a 19-8 record with the Lady Raiders that season.

CLEMSON’S RECORD-Clemson finished the 1997-98 season with a 25-8 record overall. The Lady Tigers also had a 12-4 mark in the ACC. The Lady Tigers finished the season undefeated at home with a 13-0 record. This is the first time the Lady Tigers have ever been undefeated at home.

LADY TIGER LEADERS-Clemson was led in scoring by junior Amy Geren with a 13.5 ppg. average. Itoro Umoh averaged 12.0 ppg. Nikki Blassingame led the team in rebounding with a 5.0 rpg. mark. Umoh led the team in assists (136) and steals (74).

CLEMSON PLAYERS NAMED ALL-ACC-Clemson women’s basketball players Amy Geren and Itoro Umoh were named All-Atlantic Coast Conference as announced by the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. Geren was named to the first team, while Umoh was named to the second team.

ACC LEADER-Amy Geren led the ACC in free throw pct. (.876), three-point field goal pct. (.409), and three-point goals per game (2.1) in 1997-98. She was also ninth in the ACC in scoring with a 13.5 ppg. average. She is the third Lady Tiger to lead the ACC in three statistical categories in the same year.

1997-98 TEAM SETS SCHOOL RECORD FOR MOST WINS IN A SINGLE SEASON-The 1997-98 team set a school record for most wins in a single season with 25. The 1997-98 Lady Tigers broke the 1979-80 team record of 24 wins.

CLEMSON RECEIVED 11TH NCAA TOURNAMENT BID-Clemson received its 11th NCAA Tournament bid in 1997-98 since the NCAA Tournament was started in 1982. Head Coach Jim Davis has led Clemson to 10 NCAA Tournaments appearances in his 11 years at Clemson. The Lady Tigers have a 10-11 record in the NCAA Tournament. Head Coach Jim Davis is 10-10 in the NCAA Tournament over the years.

Clemson’s – NCAA Tournament Appearances: 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 NCAA FINAL EIGHT: 1991 NCAA FINAL 16: 1989, 1990, 1991

TIGER STREAKS-Itoro Umoh has started 37 straight games dating back to the 1996-97 season. She has also scored in 68 straight games. Amy Geren has scored in 48 consecutive games.

CLEMSON PLAYERS NAMED ALL-ACC TOURNAMENT-Three Clemson players were named to the ACC All-Tournament team. Itoro Umoh was named to the first team, while Natasha Anderson and Amy Geren were named to the second team.

ACC TOURNAMENT RECAP-Clemson played in its third straight ACC Tournament Championship game in 1998. Clemson defeated Florida State 85-68 in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament on February 27. Natasha Anderson scored a career-high 28 points in this game.

The Lady Tigers defeated Maryland 63-44 in the semifinal roundon February 28. Clemson shot 25-48 from the floor, a .521 figure.North Carolina defeated Clemson 81-50 in the championship game. TheTar Heels shot 25-46 from the floor for a .543 percentage. The LadyTigers were seeded second in the tournament.

CLEMSON HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS WON 100TH ACC GAME-Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis won his 100th career regular season Atlantic Coast Conference game, (not including ACC Tournament games) with the 64-41 win over Wake Forest on February 15. Currently Davis has a 101-67 record against ACC foes during the regular season. He is the fourth winningest coach in the history of the ACC with the 101 victories.

LADY TIGERS WON 12TH ACC GAME-Clemson won 12 ACC regular season games in the 1997-98 season. This broke the school record for most ACC wins in a single season by Clemson. The 1994 team had 11 ACC victories. The Lady Tigers won their 12th ACC game this season with an 89-58 win over Georgia Tech on February 22.

CLEMSON WON 20th GAME OF THE SEASON-Clemson won its 20th game of the season with the 64-41 win over Wake Forest on February 15. The Lady Tigers finished the year with a 25-8 record overall. This marked the fifth time the Lady Tigers have won 20 or more games before the ACC Tournament in the history of the program. The Clemson teams that have won 20 or more games before the ACC tournament include: 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1987-88, and 1997-98. Head Coach Jim Davis has won 20 or more games in nine of his 11 seasons at Clemson.

CLEMSON’S JIM DAVIS IS 8-4 IN OVERTIME GAMES DURING HIS CAREER-Head Coach Jim Davis is now 8-4 in overtime games during his career at Clemson. He has also guided the Lady Tigers to five straight wins in overtime games. Clemson defeated Maryland 74-70 in overtime on February 12. Last season, the Lady Tigers were 2-0 in overtime as the Lady Tigers also defeated N.C. State 68-58 in overtime on February 7.

UMOH HAD MORE STEALS THAN PERSONAL FOULS-Itoro Umoh finished the season with more steals (74) than personal fouls (72), a rare occurrence in college basketball statistics.

ANDERSON HAD SUCCESSFUL SEASON-Natasha Anderson was the Lady Tigers’ third leading scorer with a 9.9 ppg. average. She was named the MVP at the Bahamas Shootout in Nassau, Bahamas on December 22-23 Anderson scored a career-high 28 points in the Florida State game on February 27. She finished in a tie for second place on the team in rebounding with a 4.8 rpg. mark. She had a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Florida State on 1-29-98.

CLEMSON DEFEATED THREE TOP-10 TEAMS IN 1997-98-With the 68-58 win over N.C. State on February 7, Clemson defeated three top-10 teams in 1997-98. Clemson defeated fifth-ranked North Carolina 77-63 on January 2. On January 5, Clemson defeated ninth-ranked Virginia 74-67. This was the first time in the school’s history that the Lady Tigers have defeated two top-10 teams in consecutive games. The North Carolina and Virginia games were 72 hours apart.

CLEMSON BROKE ATTENDANCE RECORD-Clemson broke the single-game home attendance record in the Lady Tigers’ 68-58 win over N.C. State on February 7. A crowd of 4,871 attended the game, a Clemson single game home record for women’s basketball.

NURIA FORNS HAD CAREER-HIGH 14 POINTS AGAINST WOFFORD-Freshman Nuria Forns had a career-high 14 points in the Wofford game on February 10. She was 5-11 from the field, including 4-8 from the three-point line. She also had two steals in this game. She finished the season 11-32 from the three-point line for a .344 percentage.

PLAYING TIME FOR EVERYONE-Clemson had nine players who averaged in double figures in minutes played in 1997-98. Itoro Umoh led the team in minutes played (30.2 minutes per game).

UMOH HAD CAREER HIGH IN ASSISTS-Itoro Umoh had a career high 11 assists in the Maryland game on January 11. She led the team in assists with 136 this past season. Umoh is the first Lady Tiger to have 100 or more assists since Dana Puckett had 156 in the 1993-94 season.

BLASSINGAME HAD CAREER HIGH IN SCORING-Nikki Blassingame had a career-high 15 points in the Wofford game on February 10. In the New Orleans contest, she had a career high 12 rebounds on December 20. She tied her career high of 15 points in the Georgia Tech game on February 22, in Atlanta, GA.

CLEMSON’S RECORD VS. RANKED TEAMS-Coach Jim Davis has defeated 36 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. At Littlejohn Coliseum, he has a 24-16 record vs. Associated Press Top 25 teams. This past season, Clemson was 4-7 vs. top 25 teams.

DAVIS IS CLEMSON’S WINNINGEST COACH-Coach Jim Davis has compiled a 233-110 record as he completed his 11th season at Clemson. He became the Lady Tigers’ all-time winningest coach in 1996-97. He passed former Lady Tiger Head Coach Annie Tribble (1976-87), who compiled a 200-135 mark during 11 seasons. He was named ACC Coach-of-the-Year in 1990 and 1994.

GEREN NAMED ACC PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK TWICE IN 1997-98-Amy Geren was named ACC Player-of-the-Week twice during the 1997-98 campaign. The first honor came on December 15, for her performance in Clemson’s 72-61 upset win over Duke on December 13. In the Duke game, Geren scored 26 points and was 10-14 from the field. She was also 4-4 from the three-point line.

The second honor came on January 5, as Geren scored 24 points in Clemson’s 77-63 upset over fifth-ranked North Carolina on Friday, January 2.

LAST HOME GAME RECORD-Clemson is 18-5 over the years when playing in its last home game of the season. Clemson defeated UNC-Asheville 87-50 on February 18, in the last home game of the 1997-98 season.

CLEMSON HAD 13 BLOCKED SHOTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA GAME-Clemson had 13 blocked shots against South Carolina on November 25. The 13 blocked shots were the second most in school history. Clemson had 14 blocked shots against Kansas State on January 5, 1983.

CLEMSON HAD 34 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS IN THE FURMAN GAME-The Lady Tigers had 34 offensive rebounds in the Furman game on December 4, which set a new school record for most offensive rebounds in a single game.

CLEMSON SHOT .731 IN THE SECOND HALF VS. GEORGIA TECH-Clemson shot 19-26, .731 in the second half vs. Georgia Tech on February 22, in Atlanta, GA. This was the second highest field goal percentage in a single half ever by Clemson.

CLEMSON’S DEFENSE-Under Coach Jim Davis, the Clemson Lady Tigers have held opponents to 50 points or less 44 times and have never allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point plateau. All 44 games have resulted in Lady Tiger victories. The Lady Tigers have only been held to 50 points or less twice during Davis’ tenure.

RETURN TO SENDER-Kerri Thomas finished her career in seventh place on the school’s career list with 73 blocked shots.

FIRST HOME GAME RECORD-Clemson now has a 20-3 record over the years when playing its first home game of the season. The Lady Tigers defeated Boise State 81-65 on November 23, in Clemson’s first home game of the 1997-98 season.

ALL-TIME HOME RECORD-Clemson has a 240-70 record when playing in Littlejohn Coliseum for a .774 mark. In 1997-98, the Lady Tigers had a 13-0 record at Littlejohn Coliseum. This was the first time in history the Lady Tigers had finished a season undefeated at home.

100% GRADUATION RATE-Since the beginning of the women’s basketball program at Clemson in 1975-76, 100% of the players staying for four years have graduated.

GEREN IS CAREER LEADER FOR BEST FREE THROW PCT.-Amy Geren is Clemson’s career leader for best free throw percentage with an .844 mark. During her career she is 217-257 from the free throw line.

TWO CONSECUTIVE CLEMSON GAMES HAD SAME SCORE-N.C. State defeated Clemson 73-51 on January 8. In the Lady Tigers’ next game, Clemson defeated Maryland by the same score 73-51. This is the first time in Lady Tiger basketball history that consecutive Clemson games have resulted in the same score.

CLEMSON’S RECORD IN REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENTS-Since Jim Davis took over the coaching reins at Clemson in 1988, the Lady Tigers have won 12 regular season tournaments. and have a 32-7 record in those tournaments. Through the years, Clemson has won 20 regular season tournament championships.

In 1996-97, Clemson won the Boise State and the Dartmouth Tournaments. Last season the Lady Tigers won the Sun Splash Shootout in the Bahamas.

GEREN FINISHES EIGHTH NATIONALLY IN FREE THROW PCT.-Amy Geren finished eighth in the nation in free throw percentage with a .876 mark.

THREE-POINT WEAPON-Amy Geren is in third place on the Clemson career list for most three-point field goals scored in a career (145).

CLEMSON’S CAREER LIST FOR MOST 3PT GOALS MADE

Name                Yrs  Years    GP   FGA  FGM1. Tara Saunooke     4   1991-95  121  586  2522. Kerry Boyatt      4   1989-93  121  450  1783. Amy Geren         3   1995-     93  401  145

JEANETTE DAVIS, ONE OF CLEMSON’S BEST ALL-TIME REBOUNDERS-Jeanette Davis finished her career in 12th place on the Clemson career list for most rebounds with 555.

GEREN HAS CLEMSON’S VERY FIRST FOUR-POINT PLAY-Amy Geren completed a very rare four-point play in the Lady Tigers’ victory over Duke on December 13. This was the first four-point play in Lady Tiger history. Geren hit a three point field goal from the right side and was fouled in the process by Duke’s Georgia Schweitzer with only 4.2 seconds remaining in the first half. Geren converted the free throw attempt. Geren also had a four-point play in the Wake Forest game on January 15, in Winston-Salem, NC.

UMOH AND GEREN MOVING UP CAREER SCORING CHART-Itoro Umoh is 15th on the Clemson career list for most points scored with 1,010. Amy Geren has 970 points and is 18th on the Clemson career list for most points scored.

POINTS SCORED

 Rk. Name                 Yrs. Years     GP   Avg. Points  1. Barbara Kennedy       4   1978-82  127  24.5    3113  2. Janet Knight          4   1982-86  114  15.7    1795  3. Shandy Bryan          4   1989-93  126  12.9    1631  4. Karen Ann Jenkins     4   1985-89  111  13.6    1514  5. Mary Anne Cubelic     4   1979-83  119  12.6    1501  6. Tara Saunooke         4   1991-95  121  12.1    1462  7. Bobbie Mims           4   1976-80  126  11.5    1448  8. Kerry Boyatt          4   1989-93  121  11.8    1422  9. Donna Forester        2   1976-78   63  20.2    1270 10. Louise Greenwood      4   1985-89  112  11.3    1268 11. Cissy Bristol         5   1977-82  104  11.8    1229 12. Peggy Caple           4   1981-85  119   9.9    1173 13. Laura Cottrell        4   1993-97  119   9.3    1108 14. Melinda Ashworth      4   1983-86  111   9.2    1024 15. Itoro Umoh            3   1995-     94  10.7    1010 16. Janet Forester        2   1975-77   55  18.3    1008 17. Ramona O'Neal         4   1985-89  117   8.4     988   18. Amy Geren             3   1995-     93  10.4     970

DAVIS IS THE FOURTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY-Head Coach Jim Davis is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 233 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 101. He is also the third all-time winningest coach in the ACC by percentage, (.679). Davis is also tied for fourth for the best winning percentage in the ACC Tournament with a .600 figure (15-10).

CLEMSON TOUGH AT HOME IN 1997-98–Clemson had a 13-0 record at home during the 1997-98 season. The Lady Tigers also averaged 2,504 fans per each game. The 13 wins set a school record for the first undefeated season at home. Clemson had 9,000 fans at the Duke game on 1-9-80. This is the fifth most fans ever to see a game in ACC history.

MISCELLANEOUS RECORD-Clemson was 22-0 when leading at the half during the 1997-98 season.

UMOH IS IN FIFTH PLACE FOR MOST STEALS-Itoro Umoh is in fifth place on the Clemson career list for most steals. Currently she has 202 steals and is also fourth all-time at Clemson for most steals per game with a 2.14 figure.

CLEMSON CAREER STEAL LEADERS

 Name                   Yrs. Years      GP   S/G  Steals 1. Barbara Kennedy      4   1978-82   127  2.57     327 2. Ramona O'Neal        4   1985-89   117  2.44     286 3. Debra Buford         4   1977-81   127  1.88     239 4. Bobbie Mims          4   1976-80   126  1.77     224 5. Itoro Umoh           3   1995-      94  2.14     202

VERSUS THE ACC-Amy Geren led the Lady Tigers in scoring against the ACC with a 15.6 ppg. average in 1997-98. She was 82-181 from the field vs. the ACC. She also hit 39-90 from the three-point line for a .433 percentage. Itoro Umoh averaged 11.3 ppg. vs. ACC competition. Geren averaged 4.3 rpg. vs. league foes. Kerri Thomas averaged 5.1 rpg. against ACC opponents to lead the team.

ITORO UMOH IS ONE OF CLEMSON’S BEST ALL-TIME PLAY MAKERS-Itoro Umoh is 13th on the Clemson career list for most assists with 277. She has averaged 2.94 assists per game during her career.

CLEMSON CAREER ASSISTS LEADERS

Name                     Yrs. Years     GP   A/G   Asts 1. Bobbie Mims           4   1976-80  126  4.89    617 2. Melinda Ashworth      4   1982-86  111  4.17    463 3. Susan Fehling         3   1983-85,  87  4.72    411                              87-88      4. Drema Greer           2   1977-79   61  6.54    399 5. Mary Anne Cubelic     4   1979-83  119  3.29    392 6. Jennie Lyerly         4   1978-82  122  3.09    377 7. Dana Puckett          4   1990-94  117  3.18    373 8. Ramona O'Neal         4   1985-89  117  2.72    319 9. Cheryl Nix            4   1984-88  112  2.79    31210. Janet Knight          4   1982-86  114  2.64    30111. Courtney Johnson      4   1988-92  125  2.32    29112. Denise Marshall       4   1980-84  109  2.62    28613. Itoro Umoh            3   1995-98   94  2.94    277 

CLEMSON IN 1997-98 POLLS

Date            AP  USA TodayJanuary 13      23     23January 20      19     22January 27      21     22February 2      22     21February 9      21     21February 16     19     19February 23     16     17March 2         14     14March 9         14     14Final           14     21

1997-98 GAME RESULTS

D. 4   A  W  83-70   Furman                Anderson 13     Jen. Davis 6     .411  +19  .469    400D. 13  H  W  72-61   *Duke (11-14)         Geren 26        Jea. Davis 6     .518   -6  .315  1,235D. 16  A  W  87-84   *Florida State        Geren 26        Umoh 7           .554    0  .600    328D. 20  N2 W  101-58  New Orleans           Geren 21        Blassingame 12   .543  +10  .214    200D. 22  N3 W  65-39   Temple                Anderson 16     Umoh 7           .433  +17  .306    100D. 23  N3 W  58-50   Idaho State           Umoh 15         Blassingame 7    .369   +5  .373    100                                                           Anderson 7D. 30  H  W  89-44   Winthrop              Thomas 16       Batth 9          .535  +15  .310  1,222J. 2   H  W  77-63   *North Carolina (5-5) Geren 24        Thomas 12        .443  +14  .302  2,729J. 5   H  W  74-67   *Virginia (9-9)       Anderson 18     Blassingame 10   .431  +11  .410  2,838J. 8   A  L  51-73   *N.C. State (17-13)   Geren 16        Thomas 6         .323   -1  .528  2,763                                                           Anderson 6J. 11  H  W  73-51   *Maryland             Umoh 12         Thomas 7         .469    0  .354  3,015J. 15  A  W  61-60   *Wake Forest          Geren 15        Thomas 10        .365   +2  .455    461J. 22  H  W  79-56   *Ga. Tech             Thomas 14       Thomas 9         .434   +4  .415  2,870                                           Blassingame 14J. 25  A  L  59-78   *Duke (24-23)         Geren 14        Thomas 9         .393  -13  .508  2,772J. 29  H  W  85-56   *Florida State        Geren 13        Anderson 11      .478  +11  .362  3,113F. 1   A  L  59-80   *North Carolina (6/7) Umoh 21         Blassingame 8    .321   -4  .484  5,461F. 5   A  L  55-72   *Virginia (13-13)     Geren 16        Umoh-Geren 9     .361   -3  .423  3,077F. 7   H  W  68-58   *N.C. State (9-6)(OT) Geren 15        Umoh 8           .482  +14  .371  4,871                                           Anderson 15     Anderson 8F. 10  H  W  102-55  Wofford               Blassingame 15  Batth 7          .557   +6  .353  1,820                                                           M. Forns 7 F. 12  A  W  74-70   *Maryland (OT)        Geren 21        Anderson 9       .411   -3  .382  1,264F. 15  H  W  64-41   *Wake Forest          Umoh 18         Jen. Davis 6     .377   +7  .297  2,734F. 18  H  W  87-50   UNC-Asheville         Jen. Davis 17   Jea. Davis 8     .459  +30  .360  2,834F. 22  A  W  89-58   *Ga. Tech             Umoh 16         Blassingame 9    .477  +13  .379  1,827F. 27  N4 W  85-68   Florida State         Anderson 28     Jea. Davis 7     .533   +7  .333  3,857F. 28  N4 W  63-44   Maryland              Umoh 15         Thomas 6         .521   +1  .364  5,147M. 1   N4 L  50-81   No. Carolina (10-9)   Umoh 14         Anderson 5       .286  -15  .543  5,534M. 16  N5 W  60-49   Miami (FL)            Umoh 15         Geren 9          .324  +10  .260  5,638                                                           Blassingame 9 M. 18  N6 L  52-74   Louisiana Tech (4-4)  Umoh 13         Umoh 8           .333   -2  .519  6,919

A1-Preseason NIT N2-at Myrtle Beach, SC N3-Bahamas Shootout, Nassau, Bahamas (Champions) N4-ACC Tournament, Charlotte, NC (Finalists) N5-NCAA Midwest Regional, First Round, Ruston, LA N6-NCAA Midwest Regional, Second Round, Ruston, LA

The number in parenthesis after opponent is the rank of that opponent at the time Clemson played them. The rankings are according to the Associated Press and the USA Today polls.

ACC CAREER RECORD HOLDERS-Barbara Kennedy-Dixon not only holds Clemson school records, but she also is a mainstay in the Atlantic Coast Conference record books. She is the ACC’s career leader for most points, most rebounds, and best per game scoring average. Former Tiger great Donna Forester is the ACC’s leader in per game rebound average. Tara Saunooke is the ACC’s all-time three-point field goal leader with 252.

NCAA TOURNAMENT’S FIRST POINTS-Former Lady Tiger assistant coach and All-America player Barbara Kennedy-Dixon scored the first points in the inaugural NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in a game against Penn State on March 12, 1982. This was also the first game of the NCAA Women’s Tournament for any team.

Kennedy-Dixon hit a five-foot turn-around jump shot from the baseline with 19:20 left to go in the first half.

She finished the game with 43 points, which still ranks second for a single game scoring performance in the history of the NCAA tournament.

TRIPLE-DOUBLE–Clemson’s Peggy Caple is one of three players in the history of the ACC to record a triple-double in a game. Caple had 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots against Kansas State on January 5, 1983.

CLEMSON HISTORY-Clemson’s nickname Tigers originated from the early football teams that wore orange and purple stripes.

RETIRED JERSEY-The number 42, worn by Barbara Kennedy-Dixon, is the only jersey number worn by a female to be retired at Clemson. The former Lady Tiger all-star played at Clemson during the 1978-82 seasons and returned as an assistant coach with the Lady Tigers in 1985. She now serves as the academic counselor for women’s basketball in Clemson’s Vickery Hall. Kennedy-Dixon remains Clemson’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

HALL-OF-FAMERS-Former Clemson star Barbara Kennedy-Dixon became only the second woman to be inducted into Clemson’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Kennedy-Dixon was inducted prior to Clemson’s October 28, 1989 football game with Wake Forest. Former Head Coach Annie Tribble was inducted in the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame on November 12, 1994. Both Kennedy-Dixon and Tribble are also members of the South Carolina State Hall of Fame.

CAPACITY-Clemson’s official capacity in Littlejohn Coliseum is 11,020. The coliseum first opened in the 1968-69 season. As many as 13,863 crammed into the Coliseum for a men’s game with then number-one ranked Duke during the 1979-80 season. The Lady Tigers beat Duke in the opener that night in front of 9,000 fans, still the Clemson record for a women’s game.

HOMECOURT RECORD-Littlejohn Coliseum is homecourt for the Clemson Lady Tiger basketball team. Since 1975, Clemson’s first season of women’s basketball, the Lady Tigers are 240-70 for a winning percentage of .774 at home. The Lady Tigers have a 88-46 record at home vs. ACC teams for a .657 mark.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-Head Coach Jim Davis guided his team, Roane State Community College in Harriman, TN, to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship in 1984. Davis led this team to a 27-2 record and was named National Junior College Coach-of-the-Year.

TIGER PAW-On July 21, 1970, Clemson announced the use of a new logo-THE TIGER PAW. With the aid of the Henderson Advertising Agency, the Tiger Paw became the new trademark of Clemson athletics. The idea came about to distinguish Clemson from other schools who used the Tiger as their mascot. Since 1970, a Tiger that is still on the loose has been making footprints on everything from highways to clothing.

ACC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL–Clemson had two players, Nuria Forns and Marta Forns, to be named to the 1997-98 ACC.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS–Clemson opened practice for the 1998-99 season with Midnight Madness on October 16, at 12:01 a.m. Billy Packer, basketball analysist was on hand and was master of ceremonies.

UMOH HONORED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE–Beginning in 1997-98 The Atlantic Coast Confence designated each conference school to select six individuals who not only participated in team, community service projects, but who engaged in activities independently and contributed to community service projects on their on initiative. The “ACC top Six for Service” award was given to the following athletes at Clemson: Itoro Umoh Women’s Basketball; Beth Keller, Women’s Soccer; Kathy Lowry, Women’s Swimming; Holland Postell, Football; Michael Allen, Football; and P.J. Olson, Men’s Swimming.

1997-98 LADY TIGER HONORS

ALL-ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Amy Geren – First Team Itoro Umoh – Second Team

ALL-ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

First Team – Itoro Umoh Second Team – Amy Geren, Natasha Anderson

ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dec. 15 – Amy Geren Jan. 5 – Amy Geren

BAHAMAS SHOOTOUT ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Natasha Anderson, MVP Itoro Umoh Nikki Blassingame

TEAM Bahamas Shootout Champions ACC Tournament Finalists

CLEMSON’S RECORD IN 1997-98

When a game is five points or less          3-2When leading at Halftime                   22-0When trailing at halftime                   2-7When tied at halftime                       1-1Shooting 50% or better from the field       7-0Shooting Under 50% from the field          18-8Shooting 40% or better from the field      20-0Shooting under 40% from the field           5-8Shooting 60% or better from the FT line    20-8Shooting under 60% from the FT line         5-0Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line   16-4Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line        9-4One-Point Decisions                         1-0Two-Point Decisions                         0-0Three-Point Decisions                       1-1Four-Point Decisions                        1-1Five-Point Decisions                        0-0Overtime                                    2-0

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